Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer subsidiary that manufacturers EpiPen's for Mylan, is cited for failing to adequately investigate complaints about the auto-injectors' efficacy,
The Food and Drug Administration sent the manufacturer a warning letter last week, noting Meridian received 171 complaints between 2014 and 2017 about...National News
Cedars-Sinai study found little correlation between the doctors’ performance scores and how their patients assessed them on the websites.
The study, published online Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, compared measures developed by Cedars-Sinai with users’ ratings on five sites: Healthgrades,...Arizona News
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the revenue bond issue Sept. 6.
The two projects are part of Banner's nearly $1 billion investment in clinics and new teaching-hospital towers in Tucson and Phoenix, and offices for managers and department leaders at the Tucson hospital tower.
$325 million will finance the cost of a...National News
Five governors, Republicans and Democrats, testified before the Senate HELP committee Thursday.
The testimony of the governors of Massachusetts, Montana, Utah, Tennessee and Colorado came during the second of four hearings aimed at sketching out the policy options Congress has before 2018 insurance rates are finalized at the end of...National News
Surveys of DACA beneficiaries show that roughly one-fifth of them work in the health care and educational sector.
That suggests a potential loss of tens of thousands of workers from in-demand job categories like home health aide and nursing assistant.
At the same time, projections by the government and advocacy groups show that the...
The first of four hearings seeking perspective and advice from outside the Beltway was held today.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said at the beginning of the hearing he hoped to reach consensus on “a small, bipartisan, stabilization bill” by the end of next...
Taking advantage of discharge planning functionality with an integrated and existing EMR plays a critical part in streamlining and standardizing patient transitions.
This white paper discusses patient handoffs and what a good discharge looks like.
In this white paper, Ensocare discusses several specific areas where technology can...
Senate parlimentarian determines how "reconciliation" rules apply and has declared September 30 as the end date.
The ruling by Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough is likely the final nail in the coffin for repeal and replace. It means Republicans would have to revive the effort and wrap it up in just a few weeks. Congress returns...
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The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is cutting the advertising budget for the upcoming open enrollment period for individual insurance policies by 90%, to $10 million from last year’s $100 million. The HHS also is cutting funds for nonprofit groups that employ...
A new direction may surface in the Affordable Care Act debates.
There may be three sources of energy after the stalled Senate "Repeal & Replace" activity. Two members of the Senate HELP Committee, the House-based Problem Solvers Caucus and governors led by Kasich and Hickenlooper.
We will see how it all plays out as Congress...Arizona News
The physical therapy line of business grows by 200 employees and 41 locations.
With this acquisition, Exos now has more than 70 locations in partnership with health care systems to serve local communities nationwide.
These facilities will provide physical therapy and additional health and performance solutions and team servicing...
The Chandler-based firm manufactures an opioid, Subsys, that contains fentanyl.
Insys began selling Subsys in March 2012 as a sublingual fentanyl spray to manage breakthrough pain in cancer patients through its 250-personal sales force. Last November, Insys was named the fastest growing pharmaceutical company in Arizona, according...
Supporters say the need is great and these caregivers could help meet it.
A law "sunrise" is required to create new licensed occupations. Last year's session of the Arizona legislature considered licensure for dental therapists and killed the bill in committee. Supporters aim to try again in the coming session.
The Arizona Dental...National News
Trevor Fetter announced he would leave his post as CEO on March 15, 2018, or earlier if a successor is found. Tenet Healthcare Corp. also announced today that it was selling Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to a private equity-backed California firm for $170 million.
Sometimes there are...Arizona Comings & Goings
Jim Walsh is now the executive director of the Arizona ACO, Health Choice Preferred Arizona. Walsh previously worked as the senior director of operations for Health Choice Insurance Co.
Arizona Comings & Goings
Maire Simington, Ph.D, recently left Banner Health where she spent the last 16 years in strategic clinical improvement work. Marie has taken a new position as a faculty member at the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus. There, she is teaching in the health policy and strategic planning in the Executive Masters of Healthcare...Arizona Comings & Goings
Jacob Golic was promoted from interim chief executive officer to CEO of Mountain Vista Medical Center, an IASIS hospital located in Mesa. He was formerly the COO for Mountain Vista.Arizona Comings & Goings
Brian Appavu, MD, has joined Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s as a neurointensivist and epileptologist. A former resident at PCH and Barrow at Phoenix Children’s, Dr. Appavu recently completed a neurophysicology fellowship in pediatric epilepsy from Columbia University Medical Center.Arizona Comings & Goings
Diana Alvarez joined Health Choice as it's vice president of president of training, marketing and outreach. Alvarez previously worked as the director of compliance at the now defunct AHCCCS managed care organization, Phoenix Health Plan, a subsidy of Tenet.Arizona Comings & Goings
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona welcomes Nirali Soni as the plan's new Pharmacy Director. Soni, with over 15 years of pharmaceutical experience, is a graduate from University of Illinois, and was previously with Care1st of Arizona.